Andrew Griffith has been selected by local Conservatives as their candidate to fight the upcoming General Election in the seat of Arundel & South Downs following the announcement that former MP Nick Herbert would not be standing in the seat he has held since 2005.
At a meeting of members of the Conservative Party held on Monday (11 November), Andrew was given the full support of its members to be their Party’s representative for the important seat.
Arundel & South Downs is a large rural constituency in West Sussex, taking in a significant stretch of the South Downs National Park, West Sussex villages and market towns including Arundel, Henfield, Petworth, Pulborough, Storrington, Steyning, Hassocks and Hurstpierpoint.
Andrew, who lives in the constituency with his family, has long standing business experience with a 25 year career as Finance Director and then Chief Operating Officer at Sky and as a former Chairman of Just Eat. In July, in one of his very first appointments, the Prime Minister Boris Johnson, appointed Andrew as his Chief Business Advisor in No10 Downing Street where he has been responsible for working to make Britain the best place to start, grow and run a business.
Speaking after the meeting, the Acting-Chairman of Arundel & South Downs Conservative Association, Cllr Joy Dennis, said: “We are delighted that Andrew Griffith has been selected as our Parliamentary candidate by local Conservative Party members and we are all looking forward to working with him to get him elected as the next Member of Parliament so that he can work hard for local residents throughout the constituency.”
Following his successful selection, Andrew Griffith said:
“Living in the constituency with my family, I am honoured to have been selected as the Conservative candidate and pledge to be a strong local voice for residents. More than ever before, Westminster needs people with achievements outside of politics and, with my background in business, I hope to bring some common sense and the ability to get things done. Locally, I will fight to protect our countryside from unsustainable overdevelopment, for better bus and train services, the A27 Arundel Bypass and for more police in our towns and villages. A vote for the Conservatives on 12th December is the only way to get Brexit done and to allow us to move on.”